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The United States Navy Memorial

Navy Memorial Honoring the Men & Women of the Sea Services



Ship Designation: 
Date Lost: 
Sunday, February 11, 1945
Submarine Attack east of Mindanao
On Sunday morning, 11 February 1945 LST 577 was torpedoed by Japanese submarine RO 50, east of Mindanao, off the Philippine Islands while in a reinforcement convoy proceeding from Hollandia to Leyte. ... The explosion occurred just aft of the auxiliary engine room and broke the ship in two. Part of the aft frame sank immediately. The forward section remained afloat. ... Over 166 Sailors and soldiers were lost.

Lost At Sea Log

Number of sailors in this log: 65

Namesort descending Service Branch
PhM 2c Parke Patton USN
F 1c Clifford Pearson USN
F 2c Merle Petersen USN
SC 2c Wellington Poff USN
Sea 1c Martin Quinn USN
Sea 2c Robert Rager USN
Sea 1c Warren Redlund USN
Ens Gordon Rhemann USN
CBM Willard Rubick USN
QM 3c Clarence Ryan USN
F 1c Emilio Sabella USN
F 1c Eldred Seddon USN
Sea 2c James Simpson USN
RM 3c Robert Sonney USN
Lt Carl Stahl USN
Sea 1c Robert Stewart USN
GM 3c Robert Thibodeau USN
Sea 1c Joseph Trapani USN
Sea 2c William Urban USN
Sea 2c Maymard Vansickle USN


Various sources